Sam Selvon's "Moses Ascending" depicts West Indian Immigration in England. Moses, a Trinidadian who has been in England for some years now represents immigrants who come from all corners of the world to seek a better life. Like many immigrants he is hard-working. After years of living in a dingy basement he saves up enough money to buy a house. Moses calls this his dream house in the beginning of the book but later on he realizes that the house is a piece of garbage.
Sam Selvon was born in San Fernando, Trinidad in 1923. In 1950 Selvon left Trinidad for the UK where after hard times of survival he established himself as a writer with A Brighter Sun (1952), An Island is a World (1955), The Lonely Londoners (1956), Ways of Sunlight (1957), Turn Again Tiger (1958), I Hear Thunder (1963), The Housing Lark (1965), The Plains of Caroni (1970), Those Who Eat the Cascadura (1972), Moses Ascending (1975) and Moses Migrating (1983). Hari Kunzru was born in 1969. He published his first novel, The Impressionist in 2002. His second novel, Transmission appeared in 2004 and in 2005 he published Noise, a short story collection. In 2003, Hari Kunzru was named by Granta magazine as one of twenty 'Best of Young British Novelists'. He lives in London.